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Kindle Fire development hits high gear (new custom ROMs, Tune Packs, more)

Now that developers have successfully managed to install CyanogenMod 7, early builds of Android 4.0, custom bootloaders and recovery utilities on the Amazon Kindle Fire, the sky seems to be the limit. Over the past few days several developers have released new software for Amazon’s $199 tablet. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the […]

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CTL launches convertible tablet-style netbook with Cedar Trail

The latest Classmate PC netbooks and convertible tablets based on Intel’s reference design are starting to appear. CTL is introduding the 2go Classmate PC NL3 this week at CES. It’s a 10 inch convertible tablet-style netbook with a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N2600 Cedar Trail dual core processor. The laptop has a 1366 x 768pixel […]

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Dell to get back in the tablet game later this year

A Dell official says the company will launch a new consumer tablet in the second half of 2012. It’s not yet clear Dell’s next tablet will be a Windows or Android device… or if the company will launch one or more of each. The news comes from a Reuters interview with Dell chief commercial officer […]

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ZTE shows off a 7 inch, 720p tablet with Tegra 3

Chinese device maker ZTE has been promising to enter the North American phone and tablet market for a while, but so far hasn’t made much of a splash in the States. So I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for this sleek new 7 inch ZTE tablet to come to the US. But it’d […]

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey: eReader with unusually fast screen refresh rate

At first glance it’s hard to tell the Bookeen Cybook Odyssey apart from any other eBook reader with a touchscreen E Ink display. But the Odyssey has a faster processor than most eReaders and that lets the device refresh the screen much more quickly. The slo sceen refresh rate we usually associate with E Ink […]

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Next-gen Samsung Chromebook ditches Atom for Celeron

Samsung is updating its Series 5 Chromebook by swapping out the Intel Atom N570 dual core processor for a faster (but still hardly top-of-the-line) Intel Celeron processor. The new Chromebook will still have a 16GB solid state disk and Chrome OS operating system, which means that basically the laptop will run nothing but a web […]

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Archos 70b $199 Honeycomb tablet with Android Market – video

The Archos 70b is a 7 inch Android tablet with a 1.2 Ghz single core processor and 8GB of storage. It’s the first 7 inch tablet from Archos to ship with Android 3.2 Honeycomb — and since it’s been certified by Google to support the operating system, it also comes with the Android Market, Google […]